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'I want to mend that bridge'

Kostad praises city’s designated crisis responder

Shelton Police Chief Chris Kostad told a Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce audience he wants to re-establish a bond between his department and residents during a presentation April 18 in the Olympic College Shelton library meeting room.

“I think in the last few years, a partnership with the community has become disconnected, and I want to mend that bridge,” said Kostad, who in November replaced Carole Beason as chief.

In his state of the department address, Kostad pointed out that the number of calls to the police department has been increasing by about 1,000 per year in recent years, f...


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